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Apprentice witch Beatrice Bailey and her friends are off on a brand-new adventure as they continue their effort to thwart the evil Dally Rumpe and reverse his magic spell.
Ryder's mother was once a great prophet and powerful witch, but she is slowly losing her mind to grief--and maiden's woe, an addictive flower drug found in the Witchlands. Deadly monsters made out of dirt and sticks and stones are coming, she warns. There is an assassin in the mountains, she cautions the coven. But none believe her. Then the monsters come. In the wake of his village's destruction, Ryder heads into the mountains on a quest to find the assassin and destroy the creator of the ghastly monsters. When he finds his twin--a spirit twin who is not the assassin, but is a sworn enemy of the Witchlanders--Ryder and Falpian awaken a long dormant magic and become entangled in the stirrings of new war between their peoples. Laced with rich, imagined histories, miles of catacombs, and prophecies true and false, Lena Coakley's debut novel is a lush, chilling story in the tradition of Nancy Farmer and Garth Nix.
The Hardy boys' investigation of a museum robbery in England arouses the anger of a coven of black witches.
Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America... and he taught them how to kill it.
Though suspected witch-neighbor Mrs. Tuggle has died, her glass eye resurfaces, bringing new dangers and terrors to Lynn's family.
Louise and Jean's Halloween party is interrupted by the arrival of an uninvited witch who claims to be the keeper of the storm petrel. The witch's departure is followed by a mysterious fire in a coat closet, which breaks up the party and starts the Danas on a strange and worrisome case. Was the witch's arrival an omen that bad luck would come to them? Danger follows as the Danas meet the "petrel gang," a group of international lawbreakers. To make matters worse, their Uncle Ned, captain of the ocean liner Balaska, is reported to be seriously ill and responsible for injuries to his passengers during a terrific hurricane. Louise and Jean fly to New York, distraught by news of their uncle's plight. They are confronted with surprising and unexpected news as they uncover an invaluable clue. With great courage and superior sleuthing skills, they unravel a puzzling mystery of contraband cargo at the waterfront.
Laura Adson could never have guessed that her eccentric neighbor would turn out to be much, much more than just a mysterious old lady. For years she had heard the whispers and rumors about the strange and shadowy past of the rarely seen woman who lived next door. But if Laura's best friend, Cara, hadn't become positively obsessed with the idea that Mrs. Blackert must be a witch, then neither of them would have found themselves standing on a garbage can, during a thunderstorm, peering into her candlelit dining room. And they would never have known about the portraits--portraits whose eyes seemed to shift and slide. They lined the walls of the room, shimmering with an unearthly sense of evil. And Mrs. Blackert was having a conversation with one of them, a conversation that was not one-sided.... full of scenes that fire the imagination and crawl up the spine, Lisa Mullarkey's debut novel offers a suspenseful tale of friendship, witchery, and horribly impossible things... whose truth may be inescapable.
Johnny promised his father, wounded while fighting for the South, that he would take care of the family and not run off to fight. When there's a request to take his mules and wagon on a bold mission to supply the Rebel troops, Johnny can't resist. Then he's captured by Cush, a runaway slave. Johnny doesn't like taking orders from a black, but he has no choice. He's heading for prison camp wondering what will become of his family and himself.
The first book of a series about three orphans who discover what happens when their enemies suddenly become their sisters.
Sequel to "Karen," this continues the growth of Karen, her family, and United Cerebral Palsy. Winner of many awards, and heart-warming always.
Mary MacDonald and her Scottish family of her mother, father, grandmother, little brother Jamie, and baby sister Margaret are all Loyalists, or "Tories," the rude name that they were cruelly called and taunted by Patriots.
Eighteen-year-old Evan is ready to graduate high school and spend more time with Erik, the sweet, sexy guy he's been secretly dating for a year. But he doesn't want to abandon Davis, his lifelong best friend and fellow social pariah. So when a charismatic and dangerous runaway named Sable recruits Evan and Davis to join a group called the Chasers, Evan is curious to learn more. But as Sable educates the Chasers on gay history, their meetings quickly morph into violent encounters and dangerous sexual pursuits. Evan must choose between Erik and Davis before the Chasers' final initiation--a ceremony that involves having unprotected sex with an HIV-positive member of the group who has successfully "chased" the AIDS virus.Chasers hits hard and is sure to get teens thinking and talking about important issues in a meaningful way.
Monologues from Stuyvesant High School. Tuesday, September 11, seemed like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center. The semester was just beginning, and the students, faculty, and staff were ready to start a new year. Within a few hours that Tuesday morning, they would experience an event that transformed all their lives completely. Here, in their own words, are the firsthand stories of a day none of us will ever forget.
From the bestselling author of The Christy Miller Series, this series centers around Christy Miller's friend Sierra Jensen. Sierra is a spunky and bold sixteen-year-old with big dreams and unconventional clothes. Today's teens can truly relate to what is going on in Sierra's life -- whether it's friendships, dating, or learning to trust in God. Sierra shows readers how to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and how to grow in their commitment to Him. Let the fun begin! As Sierra and her Southern California friends gather for the Big Event - Doug and Tracy's wedding - Sierra ponders the meaning of first kisses, lifetime commitments and pledges of love.
A 12-year-old faces the fact that her father is dying, and then his death, but dealing with the emptiness afterwards is hardest of all.
By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can't bring herself to hate him as much as she'd like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband's strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?
14-year-old Lullah travels to Yorkshire for a performing arts summer program. There she makes friends and meets cute guys, but she also discovers that she has almost no artistic talent! She hopes to be accepted into the school's fulltime fine arts program, but she'll have to do some fast thinking in order to discover what she's good at.
The author describes how he spent his teenage years climbing mountains in the United States, South America, Africa, and Asia, with an emphasis on his two expeditions up Mount Everest.
From the bestselling author of The Christy Miller Series, this series centers around Christy Miller's friend Sierra Jensen. Sierra is a spunky and bold sixteen-year-old with big dreams and unconventional clothes. Today's teens can truly relate to what is going on in Sierra's life--whether it's friendships, dating, or learning to trust in God. Sierra shows readers how to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and how to grow in their commitment to Him.
From the back of the book: Badland bonanza Rancher Roy Carlson asks Frank and Joe to visit his spread in New Mexico after one of his cowboys disappears. While searching the area in an ultralight plane, the Hardys are forced to land. Suddenly the brother detectives are fighting to survive in a vast wilderness-and along with rattlesnakes and tornadoes a deadly enemy is on their trail. There's a million-dollar bonanza at stake as Frank and Joe uncover the real mystery of the Circle C Ranch. But unless the brothers make their way home, their lives won't be worth a plugged nickel. ================ From inside the book: FINAL DESCENT Frank banked the ultralight airplane, preparing to circle back to the homestead. Suddenly he felt a jerk on his right foot pedal, and the ultralight whipped into a spin. Frank frantically worked the rudder pedals. The right one was stuck in the stop position. Trying the left pedal, he managed to move it slightly-but then it stuck, too. Fighting panic, Frank glanced behind him at the tail. The rudder was definitely jammed, which meant that a cable must have broken and the control line had fouled. The ultralight kept whirling in a tight circle-and the ground was moving up closer and closer. If Frank didn't get control back, the ultralight would crash!
Book 5 in the Jennie McGrady Mystery series. A spine-tingling mystery in which Jennie and her family frantically search for Jennie's five-year-old brother, Nick. Nail-biting action with a sigh-of-relief ending!
Leanora Sutter. Esther Hirsh. Merlin Van Tornhout. Johnny Reeves...<P> These characters are among the unforgettable cast inhabiting a small Vermont town in 1924. A town that turns against its own when the Ku Klux Klan moves in. No one is safe, especially the two youngest, twelve-year-old Leanora, an African-American girl, and six-year-old Esther, who is Jewish.<P> In this story of a community on the brink of disaster, told through the haunting and impassioned voices of its inhabitants, Newbery Award winner Karen Hesse takes readers into the hearts and minds of those who bear witness.
From the back of the book: Fatal charm While trying to help Annie Shea, the pretty new girl in town, Joe accidentally runs down her old boyfriend, Phil. Joe's in a tight spot, but Annie seems afraid to help. Then the Hardys learn that Phil is the prime suspect in a million- dollar diamond robbery and Annie may be involved. But when Annie is kidnapped the brother detectives swing into action. They follow her to the lair of America's most infamous gem thief, Cutter. Outnumbered, the Hardys take on the diamond man's gang in an all-out effort to save Annie-and clear Joe of murder. ================ From inside the book: SCREAM FROM THE GRAVE Joe saw a sleazy-looking blond guy lunge and pull Annie behind a row of cars in the mall parking lot. Annie screamed, "Joe, help!" "Help, Joe, help me!" She sounded like the voice in the recurring nightmare that so often robbed him of sleep. It was Iola's voice, calling out to him from a roaring ball of fire as the car exploded. Joe clenched his teeth so tightly that he could feel his jaw muscles jump. But this wasn't Iola screaming for him. It was Annie. Annie needed help! Joe jumped into the van and twisted the key. The motor roared to life, and Joe headed the van straight for the struggling pair.
A modern day wizzard helps protect Chicago against evil magicians, wherewolves, ghosts, and other assorted supernatural entities.
Sixteen-year-old Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another. Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained, and his powers are escalating out of control.